Indoor House Painting

How to Refinish Anodized Aluminum

How to Refinish Anodized Aluminum
Anodized aluminum is a specific type of metal, used for items in the home and on vehicles. In your own home, you may have anodized aluminum windows or even pans made from the material. Restoring the pieces is a process that involves harsh chemicals,

How to Do Wood Stain Indoors

How to Do Wood Stain Indoors
Whether you plan on staining furniture or your floors, you must be prepared for the task at hand. While staining is not difficult once you understand what it entails, your first foray into this type of project may seem a bit intimidating. However, by

How to Paint the Walls in My Mobile Home

How to Paint the Walls in My Mobile Home
The walls in a mobile home aren't much different from the walls in a regular home. The walls may be made of different building materials, but the painting process remains the same. When the ceiling isn't to be painted, it must be protected from paint

How to Paint the Block Walls in a Basement

How to Paint the Block Walls in a Basement
Paint concrete basement walls to increase the basement's aesthetic appeal and improve moisture control. Concrete is porous and it is not unusual for basement walls to absorb water from the ground and pass it into the house. Painting your basement wit

How to Paint a Track Light

How to Paint a Track Light
Old and grungy track lights and a freshly painted ceiling don't go well together. When the time comes to paint the ceiling you may want to consider painting the track lights as well. The other option is to replace the track lights, however, this is a

How to Seal in Cat Urine on a Baseboard

How to Seal in Cat Urine on a Baseboard
Cat owners have all dealt with the problem of cats urinating outside of the litter box at some point. When you get to the urine quickly, clean up is simple and fast. If you get to the urine after the fact, clean up can require a bit more effort. Unfo

How to Paint Cabinets Without Brush Strokes

How to Paint Cabinets Without Brush Strokes
When you can see brush strokes on your freshly-painted cabinet, it really puts the 'pain' into painting. Brush marks affect the appearance of your just-completed paint job and they can prevent a smooth finish for future coats of paint. Cabinets, fort

How to Varnish Kitchen Cabinets

How to Varnish Kitchen Cabinets
Whether you purchased unfinished kitchen cabinets or you want to rejuvenate the finish on existing wood cabinets, applying varnish is a necessary step for a rich, washable finish. Modern water-based acrylic varnish makes it possible for you to do thi

How to Paint Over Wallpaper Sizing

How to Paint Over Wallpaper Sizing
Wallpaper hangers apply sizing to painted walls before hanging the wallpaper, because it makes installation easier and also facilitates in future removal of the wallpaper. While the wallpaper may be easier to remove on a sized wall, the glue residue

How to Fix Cracks in Paint

How to Fix Cracks in Paint
Cracks on painted interior walls are commonly referred to as stress cracks. These cracks often occur as a result of gradual shifting and settling of a building over time. Seasonal weather changes may also play a role in the development of the unsight

How to Do Faux Painting For A Decorative Painting Look

How to Do Faux Painting For A Decorative Painting Look
Faux painting is a decorative painting technique used to create the illusion of texture on a wall. Faux painting is an art form that can easily be created using simple tools like sponges, rags and plastic bags to produce a unique decorative painting

How to Remove Latex Paint Without Removing the Varnish From Wood

How to Remove Latex Paint Without Removing the Varnish From Wood
Removing latex paint without removing the varnish from wood furniture and baseboards can be done with isopropyl alcohol. The alcohol itself does not damage the varnish. If the paint is still wet, it can often be wiped off with a damp towel, but the l

How to Paint Concrete in Basements for a Moisture Barrier

How to Paint Concrete in Basements for a Moisture Barrier
Concrete and concrete block are common, but porous foundation materials. Older houses that haven't had drain tiles installed are especially prone to seeping walls and floors in basements. If the problem isn't severe, painting concrete in the basement

How to Use Satin Paint in a Bathroom

How to Use Satin Paint in a Bathroom
A bathroom is one of the highest-traffic, highest-moisture rooms in the house. Thus, when decorating a bathroom, you need to ensure that you use sturdy and waterproof materials. Satin paint is a good style of paint to use in a bathroom because it can

How to Buy Non-Toxic Interior Paint

How to Buy Non-Toxic Interior Paint
Conventional interior paint typically contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which evaporate and cause harmful fumes during paint curing. Prolonged exposure to these organic solvents can lead to kidney disease and cancer. In addition, petroleum
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